Yana Yunusova, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at University of Toronto, an Associate Scientist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and a Senior Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.
Dr. Yunusova's research is focused on understanding the effects of neurologic disease on speech production. At present, her research program is composed of three independent but related themes. The first theme is focused on issues of early diagnosis and subtyping of the bulbar form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The second theme is devoted to the study of neuroanatomical underpinnings of motor control and cognitive deterioration in bulbar ALS. The third is concentrated on the development of new movement-based treatment methods, using visual feedback, for treating motor speech disorders. In addition to conducting research, she teaches at the graduate level in the area of motor speech disorders.
A speech measure for early stratification of fast and slow progressors of bulbar amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: lip movement jitter.
Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2019 Nov 07;:1-8
Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2019 May 14;:1-11
Shorter Sentence Length Maximizes Intelligibility and Speech Motor Performance in Persons With Dysarthria Due to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2019 Feb 21;28(1):96-107
Frontal Anatomical Correlates of Cognitive and Speech Motor Deficits in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Behav Neurol. 2019;2019:9518309
Front Neurol. 2019;10:106
Int J Speech Lang Pathol. 2019 Jan 29;:1-8
Muscle Nerve. 2019 Jan 08;:
Automatic prediction of intelligible speaking rate for individuals with ALS from speech acoustic and articulatory samples.
Int J Speech Lang Pathol. 2018 Nov 08;:1-11
Minimally Detectable Change and Minimal Clinically Important Difference of a Decline in Sentence Intelligibility and Speaking Rate for Individuals With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2018 Oct 30;:1-15
J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2018 Oct 30;:1-19
Senior Scientist, KITE (TRI)
Research Division Head, KITE (TRI)
Associate Professor, Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto
Associate Scientist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Director, Bulbar Function Lab, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Co-Team Leader, Communication Team, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute